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KNOXVILLE — This week’s Pre-Game Faculty Showcase at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will feature a lively presentation by Marvelene Moore, professor of music education.

Moore will present “A Musical Odyssey: Drumming, Dancing and Singing,” the fifth program in the Showcase series, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the University Center Ballroom before the Homecoming football game against Louisiana-Lafayette. She will demonstrate the importance of music education and artistic expression for elementary school students.

The UT Pre-Game Faculty Showcase, now in its 18th year, is held two hours before every home football game. The College of Arts and Sciences selects a top faculty member for each presentation.

The programs are free and open to the public. Each program lasts 45 minutes and includes a question-and-answer session. Light refreshments are served, and door prizes including footballs and basketballs signed by UT coaches are awarded.

Moore’s program will include guest musicians and audience participation.

Moore earned her doctorate from the University of Michigan and joined the UT faculty in 1978. She studied at the Jaques-Dalcroze Institute of Geneva, Switzerland; the Conservatory of Music at Ithaca College; the Orff Institute of the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria; and the Kodaly Institute in Erstegom, Hungary.

Moore specializes in classroom music for grades K-8 and choral music for grades 3-8. She uses Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics, a Swiss method of teaching music that emphasizes creative movement.

Moore has received international acclaim for her teaching methods and is the author of several Silver Burdett publications.

Moore was named the James R. Cox Professor at UT from 2002 to 2004 and has served as chairwoman of the International Society for Music Education’s Commission on Music in Schools and Teacher Preparation.


Elizabeth Davis, UT media relations, (865) 974-5179,